Shene: a Unique Way to Experience Australia's Colonial History
06-Jul-2011 | Shene is an iconic property that reflects early Australian architecture and the colonial era.With land granted by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1819, Shene estate grew in size to become one of the largest rural holdings in early Tasmania. Located just 30 minutes drive from Hobart, the buildings at Shene date from circa 1822 and walking tours of the estate are available.
Walking tours start with exploring the Shene homestead - a superb Georgian farmhouse which features its original food storage rooms, meat hanging room and dairy. The bars on the windows, all still intact, reflect a bygone era when security of stores was essential for survival.
Next is a tour of the servants quarters, a quirky building that is independent from the main residence. Lastly, enjoy a visit to the barn and stables and marvel at the skill involved in the construction of these magnificent buildings. At the conclusion of the tour, you will be invited to the homestead for afternoon tea in the tradition of a bygone era.
Proceeds from the tours are used for the conservation of the estate.
Tour TimesTours operate on Friday to Monday and depart at 2.00pm. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the appointed time and allow at least 1.5 hours for the tour. Tours are strictly limited to 8-10 visitors per tour and bookings are essential with 24 hours notice required.
Tour Costs$45.00 Adults
$22.50 Children (aged 6-14)
*No charge for children under 6.
Tour BookingsBookings can be made online at www.shene.com.au. For tour availability or further information, please email: email@example.com or call 0408 020 007.
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